|Project by FloridaArt||posted 05-13-2011 11:43 PM||2375 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
May, 2011—My 17 y/o daughter designed this box. I glued up pine sandwiched between poplar, and she took the blank and a pencil and drew the design. I did the rest on this one. She is so busy with homework and studying for exams this time of year. She just did not have the time to make the cuts, do the sanding, and apply the finish.
Poplar is an interesting wood. The front of this box is very dark poplar, and the back is very light poplar. It’s all beautiful wood that is easy to work with. The handle is a small piece of hardwood from my scrap pile, probably zebra wood. An oil stain and poly satin finish was applied. For drawer liner, I used some of that non-skid liner they sell for large desks and drawers.
This was a fun box to make and my daughter is delighted with how it turned out. She plans to gift it to her favorite teacher.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida